Tortricidae: Olethreutinae

1108 (ABH49.183) Lobesia abscisana, (Doubleday, [1849])

KR04793

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

This species can be distinguished from similar species by its brown or dark brown general colouration and the relatively well-defined basal patch and median fascia.


Wingspan: 10-13 mm.
Foodplant(s): Creeping Thistle (Cirsium arvense)
Flying: Two generations, May and July-August
National status: Common

Habitat

Fields, rough meadows, waysides and waste places.

Regional Information

Recorded in 68 (25.2%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 28 April to 06 September